Book 24 of 66: Jeremiah: Chapter 014 of 52

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024:014:001
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.


024:014:002
Judah mourneth,
and the gates thereof languish;
they are black unto the ground;
and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.


024:014:003
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters:
they came to the pits,
and found no water;
they returned with their vessels empty;
they were ashamed and confounded,
and covered their heads.


024:014:004
Because the ground is chapt,
for there was no rain in the earth,
the plowmen were ashamed,
they covered their heads.


024:014:005
Yea,
the hind also calved in the field,
and forsook it,
because there was no grass.


024:014:006
And the wild asses did stand in the high places,
they snuffed up the wind like dragons;
their eyes did fail,
because there was no grass.


024:014:007
O LORD,
though our iniquities testify against us,
do thou it for thy name's sake:
for our backslidings are many;
we have sinned against thee.


024:014:008
O the hope of Israel,
the saviour thereof in time of trouble,
why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land,
and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?


024:014:009
Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied,
as a mighty man that cannot save?
yet thou,
O LORD,
art in the midst of us,
and we are called by thy name;
leave us not.


024:014:010
Thus saith the LORD unto this people,
Thus have they loved to wander,
they have not refrained their feet,
therefore the LORD doth not accept them;
he will now remember their iniquity,
and visit their sins.


024:014:011
Then said the LORD unto me,
Pray not for this people for their good.


024:014:012
When they fast,
I will not hear their cry;
and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation,
I will not accept them:
but I will consume them by the sword,
and by the famine,
and by the pestilence.


024:014:013
Then said I,
Ah,
Lord GOD!
behold,
the prophets say unto them,
Ye shall not see the sword,
neither shall ye have famine;
but I will give you assured peace in this place.


024:014:014
Then the LORD said unto me,
The prophets prophesy lies in my name:
I sent them not,
neither have I commanded them,
neither spake unto them:
they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination,
and a thing of nought,
and the deceit of their heart.


024:014:015
Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name,
and I sent them not,
yet they say,
Sword and famine shall not be in this land;
By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.


024:014:016
And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword;
and they shall have none to bury them,
them,
their wives,
nor their sons,
nor their daughters:
for I will pour their wickedness upon them.


024:014:017
Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them;
Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day,
and let them not cease:
for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach,
with a very grievous blow.


024:014:018
If I go forth into the field,
then behold the slain with the sword!
and if I enter into the city,
then behold them that are sick with famine!
yea,
both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.


024:014:019
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah?
hath thy soul lothed Zion?
why hast thou smitten us,
and there is no healing for us?
we looked for peace,
and there is no good;
and for the time of healing,
and behold trouble!


024:014:020
We acknowledge,
O LORD,
our wickedness,
and the iniquity of our fathers:
for we have sinned against thee.


024:014:021
Do not abhor us,
for thy name's sake,
do not disgrace the throne of thy glory:
remember,
break not thy covenant with us.


024:014:022
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain?
or can the heavens give showers?
art not thou he,
O LORD our God?
therefore we will wait upon thee:
for thou hast made all these things.


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